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Poster: brewster Date: Jun 7, 2003 3:12am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: Receiving SFLAN9 from 28th and Noriega

Wonderful! one of our first connections!

To answer Jeff's question about transmitter power it is a Senao 200mW card that is going through an omni. We have direction yagi's and in bob case, a hot-dog grill style dish connecting to "home" (san bruno mountain maintained by bawrn).

what bandwidth is jeff seeing? www.dslreports.com has a "our tools" link on the left and a speed test in java there.

onward!

-brewster

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Poster: webdog Date: Jun 8, 2003 5:52am
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: Receiving SFLAN9 from 28th and Noriega

To answer your question, I ran the DSL Reports speed test for my connection to sflan9 (Bob's). I ran two tests each with my Aeronet and Senao cards, all from the same spot near the window with the same external 5.5 dBi blade antenna.

For these tests, the Senao card far outperformed the Cisco card. It could be a matter of sheer wattage, or perhaps the Senao access point just likes talking to a Senao card. I have experienced other circumstances where the Cisco card outperforms... it often seems to do a better job of picking out weak signals from noisy backgrounds.

Upload rates with the Senao card are nothing short of amazing. Tremendous potential out there for the two edged sword of use and abuse.

Cisco Aeronet 352 Card (100mW)
2003-06-08 15:24:21 EST: 608 / 481
Your download speed : 608600 bps, or 608 kbps.
A 74.2 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 481231 bps, or 481 kbps.

2003-06-08 15:29:02 EST: 461 / 457
Your download speed : 461778 bps, or 461 kbps.
A 56.3 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 457700 bps, or 457 kbps.

Senao "Long Range Wireless LAN PC Card" (200mW)

2003-06-08 15:41:46 EST: 702 / 1023
Your download speed : 702168 bps, or 702 kbps.
A 85.7 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 1023017 bps, or 1023 kbps.

2003-06-08 15:43:32 EST: 726 / 1426
Your download speed : 726305 bps, or 726 kbps.
A 88.6 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 1426024 bps, or 1426 kbps.

PS: I've included a pic of the laptop setup.

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